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Willow Creek ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Willow Creek Surf Guide

Willow Creek in Monterey is an exposed reef break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Both left (best) and right reef breaks.. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

Willow Creek Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
10.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Willow Creek:

The best conditions reported for surf at Willow Creek occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Willow Creek (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Willow Creek with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 46% of the time in January while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Willow Creek Location Map

Interactive Willow Creek surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Willow Creek is Lemoore Nas Airport (NLC) in USA, 144 km (89 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Willow Creek is Vandenberg Afb (Lompoc) Airport (VBG), also in USA, 153 km (95 miles) away.

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Willow Creek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 01:13 Local Time
Friday 16
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
NNW 5
NNW 15
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Willow Creek

Surf stats for Willow Creek, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Willow Creek

Wind stats for Willow Creek, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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